Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge—
Jacksonville, FL

Opening Winter 2019! , Jacksonville, FL

About Our Hope Lodge

Jacksonville is expected to break ground in Fall 2017. For current lodging needs or more information, please call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 to speak with a Cancer Information Specialist.

About Hope Lodge Jacksonville

Every year, thousands of people from across the country and around the world come to Jacksonville to receive life-saving treatment. When you combine mounting medical bills and interrupted employment with the expense of hotels, meals, and local transportation, it can become overwhelming. Sadly, many patients who could be treated successfully either put off treatment until it is too late, or forego treatment altogether because they have no place to stay.

As part of the Society's mission to save lives and relieve suffering from cancer. We have raised $19.2 million to construct and operate Hope Lodge Jacksonville, a residence that will provide lodging at no cost to cancer patients visiting the Greater Jacksonville area.
Some of the amenities of the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge Jacksonville will include:

• 32 patient suites, each with a private bath and television
• Shared kitchen and dining spaces
• Help-yourself pantry/pots and pans
• Daily access to fresh linens and laundry facilities
• A resource library with an Internet computer station
• Family recreation rooms with chairs, sofas and television
• Outdoor patio area and healing garden
• Free on-site, easily accessible garage and surface parking
• Free daily transportation to and from treatment centers

Located on the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville. Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge – Jacksonville will serve patients seeking cancer treatment at any cancer center in the Jacksonville area.

Click here to learn more about the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge network and how you can help provide lodging for patients and their caregivers in Jacksonville.

Donate and Support Hope Lodge Jacksonville

Several community partners have already shown their support of this exciting and life-changing service to cancer patients in the Jacksonville area. Special thanks to all of our foundation and corporate early lead supporters!

It is important to the community that as many donors invest in the success of the campaign as is possible. You can make a financial contribution to support the building of the Hope Lodge Jacksonville online or through our campaign office.

To receive a naming opportunity for your gift, please click on the "Name Recognition Opportunities" tab below or you may contact Mel Toran directly at (904)-479-3040. To make a donation now, please click on the "Donate to this Hope Lodge" button on the top-right portion of the website. If you prefer to mail your gift, please send your completed donation or pledge form to:

American Cancer Society
Attn: Paige Morris
1430 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Checks should be made out to American Cancer Society with a memo or accompanying letter stating that the gift is for Hope Lodge Jacksonville. Credit cards accepted include: American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.

American Cancer Society Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization; federal tax id #13-1788491. Your donation is deductible to the fullest extent provided by law. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding specific questions you may have regarding tax deductions.

Click here to learn more about the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge network and how you can help provide lodging for patients and their caregivers in Jacksonville.

Name Recognition Opportunities

Thank you to our generous donors.

Hope Lodge Jacksonville is funded through community support. Funds donated will provide cancer patients traveling to Jacksonville for treatment a free "home away from home" while they focus on their health. In recognition of their leadership gifts to the Hope Lodge Jacksonville campaign, named recognition opportunities are available to our generous donors.

Staff and Community Leaders

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Jacksonville Capital Campaign is led by the following community members and staff:

Campaign Chair
Charlie Tomm

Campaign Chairs Emeritus
Carter and Cheryl Bryan

Executive Director
Mel Toran
American Cancer Society
1430 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Being a Hope Lodge guest is a courtesy extended at the sole discretion of the American Cancer Society. All individuals who meet Hope Lodge eligibility requirements will be welcomed regardless of race, creed, citizenship, disability, gender, color, ethnic heritage, veteran status, economic status, or sexual orientation.